Victoria University of Wellington

New Zealand

Public | Estd. 1897

Victoria University of Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand

Public -1897

64%

Acceptance Rate

43 : 57

Male: Female Ratio

March, July and November

Intakes

19 : 1

Student: Teacher Ratio

64%

Acceptance Rate

43 : 57

Male: Female Ratio

March, July and November

Intakes

19 : 1

Student: Teacher Ratio

History, Affiliations and Rankings

With a rich heritage of 125 years, Victoria University of Wellington is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in New Zealand that was established in 1897 - the year that marked Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee celebrations - and was named after the Queen herself. From a University with less than 250 students in rented accommodation, the University has grown to become a network of campuses, research centers, and partner institutions. Victoria University of Wellington is a "global-civic" University, meaning that it's a university with a global perspective that is closely involved with the local community - socio-culturally as well as economically, by creating impact through its academic and research activity. Academically it is affiliated with the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and also, holds the prestigious Triple Crown Accreditation. The University is a top-ranking institution, that falls among the top 2% of the universities worldwide. According to Times Higher Education World University Rankings, it ranks in the bracket #501-600, while it is placed at #236 in QS World University Rankings for the year 2022. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

Victoria University of Wellington has campuses across Wellington and Auckland. The largest and the main campus at Kelburn is a historic construction, located at the heart of Wellington. Other campus locations are the Pipitea campus, Te Aro campus, Auckland premises and the Miramar Creative Center. The University is organized into 9 Faculties, which are further divided into constituent Schools. These are - Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, Business and Government, Science, Health, Engineering and Architecture and Design Innovation and a School for Graduate Research. The University is known to have some famous research institutes worldwide, including the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Ferrier Research Institute, Victoria University Coastal Ecology Laboratory, Centre for Strategic Studies New Zealand, Adam Art Gallery, New Zealand Electronic Text Centre, and various others. Courses are offered at the Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels, along with accelerated degree programs and short courses. There are 5 Doctoral degree programs, in Nursing, Musical Arts, Midwifery, Health, Education and Philosophy offered at the University.

Accomplishments and Alumni

A top-ranking research University, Victoria University of Wellington is the only University in New Zealand to top the country's main measure of research excellence twice. In the past year, researchers at the University produced more than 2,200 publications. Through its research, the University has created a new piece of intellectual property for every $1.25 million of research funding - one of the highest return rates in New Zealand. Further, Victoria University of Wellington's Business School is an elite group of universities that hold the prestigious Triple Crown Accreditation - EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA - held by less than 1% of the universities worldwide. It is globally renowned for its excellent programs across a breadth of disciplines, with 10 subjects ranking in the top 100 worldwide. Victoria University of Wellington has an illustrious alumni list, some of whom include - Barbara Anderson, Sam Neill, Jane Campion, Dr John Money, and Dr. Alexander Gerst.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

At present, Victoria University of Wellington has around 16,787 undergraduate students, and around 4,829 postgraduate students, out of which 3,400 comprise the international student population. Wellington, apart from being one of the safest cities in New Zealand, also has a population with a high happiness quotient; it ranks as the #3 Happiest City in the world by the World Happiness Report 2020. As a student at Victoria Wellington, you will be closely involved in the local, national and global communities. On the campus, this takes shape of getting involved in the various student clubs, making international connections, or volunteering. There are also opportunities for leadership development, mentoring and global exchange offered by the University. ANZ, Xero, Bank of New Zealand, EY, Deloitte, PwC, Microsoft, Robert Walters and other corporations recruit graduates from Victoria University of Wellington. 

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History, Affiliations and Rankings

With a rich heritage of 125 years, Victoria University of Wellington is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in New Zealand that was established in 1897 - the year that marked Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee celebrations - and was named after the Queen herself. From a University with less than 250 students in rented accommodation, the University has grown to become a network of campuses, research centers, and partner institutions. Victoria University of Wellington is a "global-civic" University, meaning that it's a university with a global perspective that is closely involved with the local community - socio-culturally as well as economically, by creating impact through its academic and research activity. Academically it is affiliated with the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and also, holds the prestigious Triple Crown Accreditation. The University is a top-ranking institution, that falls among the top 2% of the universities worldwide. According to Times Higher Education World University Rankings, it ranks in the bracket #501-600, while it is placed at #236 in QS World University Rankings for the year 2022. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

Victoria University of Wellington has campuses across Wellington and Auckland. The largest and the main campus at Kelburn is a historic construction, located at the heart of Wellington. Other campus locations are the Pipitea campus, Te Aro campus, Auckland premises and the Miramar Creative Center. The University is organized into 9 Faculties, which are further divided into constituent Schools. These are - Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, Business and Government, Science, Health, Engineering and Architecture and Design Innovation and a School for Graduate Research. The University is known to have some famous research institutes worldwide, including the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Ferrier Research Institute, Victoria University Coastal Ecology Laboratory, Centre for Strategic Studies New Zealand, Adam Art Gallery, New Zealand Electronic Text Centre, and various others. Courses are offered at the Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels, along with accelerated degree programs and short courses. There are 5 Doctoral degree programs, in Nursing, Musical Arts, Midwifery, Health, Education and Philosophy offered at the University.

Accomplishments and Alumni

A top-ranking research University, Victoria University of Wellington is the only University in New Zealand to top the country's main measure of research excellence twice. In the past year, researchers at the University produced more than 2,200 publications. Through its research, the University has created a new piece of intellectual property for every $1.25 million of research funding - one of the highest return rates in New Zealand. Further, Victoria University of Wellington's Business School is an elite group of universities that hold the prestigious Triple Crown Accreditation - EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA - held by less than 1% of the universities worldwide. It is globally renowned for its excellent programs across a breadth of disciplines, with 10 subjects ranking in the top 100 worldwide. Victoria University of Wellington has an illustrious alumni list, some of whom include - Barbara Anderson, Sam Neill, Jane Campion, Dr John Money, and Dr. Alexander Gerst.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

At present, Victoria University of Wellington has around 16,787 undergraduate students, and around 4,829 postgraduate students, out of which 3,400 comprise the international student population. Wellington, apart from being one of the safest cities in New Zealand, also has a population with a high happiness quotient; it ranks as the #3 Happiest City in the world by the World Happiness Report 2020. As a student at Victoria Wellington, you will be closely involved in the local, national and global communities. On the campus, this takes shape of getting involved in the various student clubs, making international connections, or volunteering. There are also opportunities for leadership development, mentoring and global exchange offered by the University. ANZ, Xero, Bank of New Zealand, EY, Deloitte, PwC, Microsoft, Robert Walters and other corporations recruit graduates from Victoria University of Wellington. 

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International Students %

22%

International Students %

22%

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Quacquarelli Symonds (Q.S.) is a corporation based in the United Kingdom that specialises in the analysis of higher education institutions worldwide. Nunzio Quacquarelli launched the company in 1990. It publishes the Q.S. World University Rankings every year. The Q.S. rating, which is considered one of the three most widely read university rankings globally, is approved by the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG). The institution uses six metrics, namely Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio, that effectively capture university performance. It also publishes rankings in Young universities, Graduate Employability, and Subject Rankings. Q.S. provides an auditing service to universities, which offers information on the institution's strengths and shortcomings. The Q.S. Stars audit procedure rates universities based on over 50 different indicators.

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The Times Higher Education, originally The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a British magazine that focuses on higher education news and topics. It annually publishes The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It has received worldwide acclaim for its new and improved rating algorithm. Since 2004, it has provided students and their families, academics, university executives, governments, and businesses with reliable university performance data. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer). It also produces subject rankings and rankings for Young Universities, Impact, Reputation, And Emerging Economies.

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The Guardian is a British daily newspaper that first appeared in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian and was renamed The Guardian in 1959. The Guardian University Guide is published once a year. The goal of the University Guide is to show how each university's department is likely to provide an overall beneficial experience to future students, and to do so; they look at how previous students in the department fared. A league table was created using nine performance criteria for 54 disciplines spanning all stages of the student life cycle. Entry standards, Student-staff ratios, Expenditure per student, Continuation, Student satisfaction, Value Added, Standardisation, Subject Classification, and Career Prospects are the indicators utilised by the organisation.

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CourseDurationFee/Year
Masters in Global Management12 Months ₹1,961,963
Masters in Computer Science18 Months ₹2,401,243
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Masters in Professional Business Analysis18 Months-
Masters in Professional Accounting24 Months-
Masters in Public Management18 Months-
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Masters in Nursing Science24 Months-

Fees Estimate

CourseDurationFee/Year
Masters in Global Management12 Months₹1,961,963
Masters in Computer Science18 Months₹2,401,243
Masters in Architectural Science18 Months-
Masters in User Experience Design12 Months-
Masters in Professional Business Analysis18 Months-
Masters in Professional Accounting24 Months-
Masters in Public Management18 Months-
Masters in Education18 Months-
Masters in Public Policy18 Months-
Masters in Nursing Science24 Months-

Scholarships

The New Zealand International Student Grant helps new international students studying at Victoria University of Wellington who are currently on-site in New Zealand.

Eligibility

This award is open to all qualifying students starting undergraduate or postgraduate courses in 2021 or 2022.

Applicability

There is no application procedure for the grant. Students will automatically receive the grant when they enroll at Victoria University of Wellington if they are eligible.

The New Zealand International Student Grant helps new international students studying at Victoria University of Wellington who are currently on-site in New Zealand.

Eligibility

This award is open to all qualifying students starting undergraduate or postgraduate courses in 2021 or 2022.

Applicability

There is no application procedure for the grant. Students will automatically receive the grant when they enroll at Victoria University of Wellington if they are eligible.

The Tongarewa Scholarships celebrate the University's commitment to its international student community.

Eligibility

International applicants entering their first year of an undergraduate degree or entering a postgraduate degree.

Applicability

A completed online application must be submitted

Tongarewa Scholarship

Tongarewa Scholarship

The Tongarewa Scholarships celebrate the University's commitment to its international student community.

Eligibility

International applicants entering their first year of an undergraduate degree or entering a postgraduate degree.

Applicability

A completed online application must be submitted

The Global Alumni Graduate Fees Waiver celebrates the University's commitment to supporting their international student community.

Eligibility

The fees waiver is open to any Victoria University of Wellington international alumni returning for a full-time postgraduate taught study, Exchange and Study Abroad students progressing to a full-time postgraduate taught program.

Applicability

A completed online application must be submitted

The Global Alumni Graduate Fees Waiver celebrates the University's commitment to supporting their international student community.

Eligibility

The fees waiver is open to any Victoria University of Wellington international alumni returning for a full-time postgraduate taught study, Exchange and Study Abroad students progressing to a full-time postgraduate taught program.

Applicability

A completed online application must be submitted

The scholarship is open to international students who plan to experience New Zealand culture through the Study Abroad and Exchange programme at Victoria University of Wellington.

Eligibility

Applicants must have applied to study abroad at Victoria University of Wellington as an international student, hold an offer to study by the application deadline and applicants must hold a minimum GPA of 2.7 (out of 4).

Applicability

A completed online application must be submitted.

The scholarship is open to international students who plan to experience New Zealand culture through the Study Abroad and Exchange programme at Victoria University of Wellington.

Eligibility

Applicants must have applied to study abroad at Victoria University of Wellington as an international student, hold an offer to study by the application deadline and applicants must hold a minimum GPA of 2.7 (out of 4).

Applicability

A completed online application must be submitted.

The purpose of the Wellington International Excellence Scholarship is to recruit outstanding international students currently studying in New Zealand to Victoria University of Wellington and to support them in their studies.

Eligibility

These scholarships are for international school leaver students who have completed at least one full year (i.e. their Year 12 year) at a New Zealand secondary school.

Applicability

A completed online application must be submitted

The purpose of the Wellington International Excellence Scholarship is to recruit outstanding international students currently studying in New Zealand to Victoria University of Wellington and to support them in their studies.

Eligibility

These scholarships are for international school leaver students who have completed at least one full year (i.e. their Year 12 year) at a New Zealand secondary school.

Applicability

A completed online application must be submitted

The New Zealand International Student Grant supports new international students currently onshore in New Zealand to study at Victoria University of Wellington.

Eligibility

Fully enrolled Students at Victoria University of Wellington

Applicability

There is no application procedure for the grant. Students will automatically receive the grant when they enroll at Victoria University of Wellington.

The New Zealand International Student Grant supports new international students currently onshore in New Zealand to study at Victoria University of Wellington.

Eligibility

Fully enrolled Students at Victoria University of Wellington

Applicability

There is no application procedure for the grant. Students will automatically receive the grant when they enroll at Victoria University of Wellington.

The Global Alumni Graduate Fees Waiver is a 15%-20% reduction on the first year tuition fees available to Victoria University of Wellington international alumni paying international tuition fees transferring to a full-time undergraduate degree or postgraduate programme at Victoria University of Wellington

Eligibility

The fees waiver is open to any Victoria University of Wellington international alumni returning for full-time postgraduate taught study, Exchange and Study Abroad students progressing to a full-time postgraduate taught programme

Applicability

Submit an Online Application

The Global Alumni Graduate Fees Waiver is a 15%-20% reduction on the first year tuition fees available to Victoria University of Wellington international alumni paying international tuition fees transferring to a full-time undergraduate degree or postgraduate programme at Victoria University of Wellington

Eligibility

The fees waiver is open to any Victoria University of Wellington international alumni returning for full-time postgraduate taught study, Exchange and Study Abroad students progressing to a full-time postgraduate taught programme

Applicability

Submit an Online Application

The Victoria University of Wellington Study Abroad Scholarship is open to international students who plan to experience New Zealand culture through the Study Abroad programme at Victoria University of Wellington

Eligibility

Any international student who intends to enroll in the Study Abroad and Exchange programme at Victoria University of Wellington for a minimum of one trimester with a minimum GPA of 2.7/4.0.

Applicability

Submit an Online Application

The Victoria University of Wellington Study Abroad Scholarship is open to international students who plan to experience New Zealand culture through the Study Abroad programme at Victoria University of Wellington

Eligibility

Any international student who intends to enroll in the Study Abroad and Exchange programme at Victoria University of Wellington for a minimum of one trimester with a minimum GPA of 2.7/4.0.

Applicability

Submit an Online Application

All international students in the Master of Engineering Practice programme undertake a paid industry or research project

Eligibility

A bachelor’s degree with at least a B+ grade average and an IELTS score of 6.0

All international students in the Master of Engineering Practice programme undertake a paid industry or research project

Eligibility

A bachelor’s degree with at least a B+ grade average and an IELTS score of 6.0

The Faculty of Law International Students LLM Fee Scholarship is to assist with the high costs for international students associated with the Master of Laws (LLM) degree.

Eligibility

The scholarship may be granted to students with a good academic record who can show financial need. Applicants must be full fee paying international students and may not be employed as full-time members of staff at Victoria University of Wellington or any other university.

Applicability

Complete an Online Application Form

The Faculty of Law International Students LLM Fee Scholarship is to assist with the high costs for international students associated with the Master of Laws (LLM) degree.

Eligibility

The scholarship may be granted to students with a good academic record who can show financial need. Applicants must be full fee paying international students and may not be employed as full-time members of staff at Victoria University of Wellington or any other university.

Applicability

Complete an Online Application Form

Application Process

  • Visit the official website of the institution.
  • Click on 'Apply Now' or 'Register Here'
  • Complete filling your education history with all the qualifications.
  • Fill in the details of your employment history.
  • Fill in your personal statement.
  • Submit the application form by paying the mentioned fees.

Documents Required

Admission Requirements

FAQs

To apply for Victoria University of Wellington, students must go through the website details carefully and choose a program of their choice. They must fill up the form providing all accurate details.
To apply for Victoria University of Wellington, students must go through the website details carefully and choose a program of their choice. They must fill up the form providing all accurate details.
Victoria University of Wellington is a moderately competitive university with an acceptance rate 64%
Victoria University of Wellington is a moderately competitive university with an acceptance rate 64%
Victoria University of Wellington is a university in Wellington, New Zealand
Victoria University of Wellington is a university in Wellington, New Zealand
Victoria University of Wellington is accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, CPA Australia and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
Victoria University of Wellington is accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, CPA Australia and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
Victoria University of Wellington is ranked 236 in QS World University Rankings and hence is one of the top ranked universities of New Zealand.
Victoria University of Wellington is ranked 236 in QS World University Rankings and hence is one of the top ranked universities of New Zealand.

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